10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know today.

1. Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs “repeatedly tried to kill” the new movie about the life of her husband. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, however, feels “that it did a great job.”

2. Twitter has reportedly dropped expansion plans at the last minute. The company was due to lease new office space, but the company has reportedly experienced a hiring slowdown.

3. Amazon could be about to announce a price cut for its Amazon Web Services product. There are also rumoured database products that could be announced this week.

4. Uber will battle London’s black cab industry in the High Court today and tomorrow. The court will rule whether Uber’s app is a taximeter, which would make it illegal to use in a vehicle other than a licensed taxi.

5. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that developers will be able to access the universal search function in the new Apple TV. It works like Siri, and users can ask their Apple TV to play certain things.

6. Uber’s rivals have hired a big law firm to try and get it banned. Leaked documents show the series of criticisms that “magic circle” law firm Clifford Chance will use to try to get Uber banned.

7. Tim Cook gave a heartfelt speech on Saturday about his decision to come out as gay. Cook said that he “wanted to lend my voice to people who might not be ready to exercise theirs.”

8. LinkedIn has emailed users in the US to notify them that it will pay out a proposed $US13 million settlement. The money is being paid out after a class action lawsuit accused LinkedIn of accessing users’ email accounts without their permission.

9. Girls in Tech has been forced to fire an employee after he sent a misogynist email. Director of Corporate Sponsorships John DeMartini was trying to get someone to sponsor one of the non-profit’s events.

10. Google is now officially known as “Alphabet.” When trading opens today the shares will be for the new umbrella company, not Google.

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